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ERIC Number: ED461342
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Apr
Pages: 19
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Race in Educational Administration Programs: A Graduate Student's Perspective.
Hughes, Robin L.
This paper presents some reflections on race and constructions of race as they operate and might operate on graduate programs in educational administration. An African American female graduate student at a large Texas university was asked to reflect on a set of questions prior to participating in a symposium on race in educational administration programs. The first question asked what the most pressing issues are with regard to providing support for students of color in educational administration. Establishing a community of mentoring, providing additional financial support, improving the climate by increasing racial sensitivity, and reducing the alienation experienced by the student of color are cited. The second question centered on the strategies currently being used at the university to support students of color in educational administration. Some recruitment and mentoring strategies used by individual professors are identified as helpful. Question three asked the graduate student to consider further efforts the university should make to increase the number of minority graduate students and improve the climate for them. Recruiting of graduate students and increased financial aid are cited. The final issue was to describe a race-conscious research agenda aimed at developing knowledge that would support students of color. Curriculum changes, more site visits to urban populations, changes that support student diversity, and more sensitive textbooks would all be aspects of a race conscious research agenda. (SLD)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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